Pony Club Chief Executive
Thomas BA , has been appointed as Chief Executive of The Pony
Thomas brings a wealth of commercial experience to Britains
third largest youth organisation, her career to date having
included publishing and retailing in a range of management,
marketing and operational roles. A co-founder in 1986 of venture-capital
backed Headline Book Publishing (now Hodder Headline, a subsidiary
of W H Smith Plc), and founder marketing director in 1997
of Tim Waterstones Daisy & Tom childrens department`
stores, Sian is herself a former Pony Club Member (Swansea)
and currently has 5 horses at her home near Moreton-in-Marsh.
She is the first woman to be appointed to the role since The
Pony Club was founded in 1929.
Chairman of The Pony Club, Lt. Col. Gordon Wesley (Retd.)
said of the appointment We are delighted that we have
attracted a person of Sians calibre and we are sure
that her extensive experience will be of huge benefit to The
Thomas said It is a rare privilege to be given the opportunity
to guide the management and development of an organisation
such as The Pony Club. Even during my commercial career, in
which I consider myself to have been exceedingly fortunate
to have had the opportunities I have had, my ambitions have
constantly returned to working with The Pony Club in one role
or another. I am really looking forward to the challenge,
and to working alongside volunteers who care as passionately
as I, myself, about what they do.
Thomas takes up her post at The Pony Clubs Headquarters
at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire on 27th February 2003.